Local roundup: District 4 singles tourney starts today
South Williamsport’s Olivia Dorner will look to win a repeat District 4 singles title as she’s the favorite for the singles tournament, which begins at 9 a.m. today at Williamsport.
Dorner won as a freshman last year and South Williamsport won the team title this week for the second year in a row.
• Meghan Griffin scored twice to lead Mansfield to a 4-0 PSAC victory over Seton Hill. The win gives the Mountaineers nine on the season, making it the most victories since the 2007 season.
Griffin got the scoring started in the first quarter when she took a pass into the middle and beat the keeper left. The Mountaineers pounded out 17 shots with 10 on goal to go along with eight penalty corners in the first quarter alone to keep the offensive pressure up.
Goalkeeper Joaquina Orlandini made four saves, defender Karina Long preserved the shutout late with a defensive save and Kayla Brathwaite scored an incredible goal as the Bald Eagle trio powered Lock Haven to a 1-0 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in Atlantic 10 Conference action.
With the win, the Bald Eagles moved back to .500 at 6-6, but more importantly, Lock Haven improved to 4-1 in A-10 action.
• With wins in five of six singles bouts, the Lycoming College men’s tennis team shook the rust off a 16-day layover to come from behind for a 6-3 non-conference win over Penn College.
The win was Lycoming’s third straight, marking the first time since the 2011-12 season that the Warriors have won three straight duals and avenged a 7-2 loss to Penn College in 2018.
A pair of rainouts caused the long delay between matches, and the Warriors struggled in doubles play as a result, falling at No. 1 and No. 2 to the Wildcats. However, freshman Jason Anderson and senior Spencer Pedersen gutted out an 8-7 (4) win over Jesse Kight and Zack Burkhart at No. 3 doubles to make it 2-1 at the start of singles play.
• The Lock Haven University women’s volleyball team fell on the road to Seton Hill, 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-11). LHU was led by Breanna McDonald who tallied 10 kills for a team high. McDonald also turned in a strong defensive performance recording 12 digs.
WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
Lock Haven 1, Virginia Commonwealth 0
VCU 0 0 0 0– 0
Lock Haven 0 1 0 0 — 1
Kayla Brathwaite, 20:40.
Shots: VCU 9, LHU 8. Penalty corners: VCU 1, LHU 5. Saves: VCU 1, LHU 5.
Lycoming 6, Penn College 3
1. Tucker Phillippe-Joh (PCT) def. Nate Redell, 6-2, 7-5 (7-5); 2. Cody Greenaway (L) def. Blake Whitmire, 7-5, 6-1; 3. Casey Haas (L) def. Joseph Morrin, 6-4, 6-0; 4. Frank Summerson (L) def. Jesse Kight, 6-1, 6-1; 5. Jason Anderson (L) def. Zack Burkhart, 6-0, 6-1; 6. Spencer PEdersen (L) def. Tommy Cavangh, 6-3, 5-7, 10-4.
1. Luke Whitenight/Blake Whitmire (PCT) de.f Nate Redell/Cody Greenaway, 8-4; 2. Joseph Morrin/Tucker Phillippe-Joh (PCT) def. Casey Haas/Frank Summerson, 8-5; 3. Jason Anderosn/Spencer Pedersen (L) def. Jesse Kight/Zack Burkhart, 8-7 (7-4).
Seton Hill 3, Lock Haven 0
(25-13, 25-21, 25-11)
LHU kills: Breanna McDonald 10, Adriana Serpe 6, Gloria Korh 5. LHU aces: Paige Wolfe 1, Kristen Nealon 1, Madison Goodwin 1. LHU assists: Kristen Nealon 23, Gloria Kroh 1, Madison Goodwin 1. LHU digs: Breanna McDonald 12, Cassidy Hoover 11, Madison Goodwin 9.
SHU kills: Viktoria Farian 11, Jessica Hanson 9, Jillian Livorse 6. SHU aces: Erin Parks 2, Taylor Sabol 2, Vaneris Fuentes 2. SHU blocks: Jessica Hanson 3, Taylor Sabol 2, Lauren Nelson 2. SHU assists: Taylor Sabol 31. SHU digs: Jillian Livorse 12, Erin Parks 11.